The sun was shining for more than 1,300 colourful fundraisers who got pelted in multi-coloured paint for Tŷ Hafan’s Barry Rainbow Run.
Pink, red, orange, blue and green powdered paint was thrown at participants every kilometre for the 5K fun run on the stunning beach location on Barry Island.
Adults and children took part in the event, sponsored by Convey Law, on Saturday, which is predicted to raise over £50,000 for Tŷ Hafan – the hospice for children in Wales.
One fundraiser who took part was Claire Jones from Barry. Her five-year-old daughter Hallie Mae suffers from a rare genetic condition called Cri du Chat (cat’s cry) Syndrome and was referred to Tŷ Hafan in 2013.
“Hallie loves the playground, the swings, the play room and she loves music, films and dancing. She has a wonderful time at Tŷ Hafan. She visibly relaxes when she’s there and that’s so important.
“I love it as well. We get spoilt rotten and it’s like you’re being waited on. We can just chill out and it’s nice for Hallie because she can just chill as well.”
Singer and presenter, Connie Fisher, also took part and described the event as “amazingly fun.”
Mair Kinsey, Marketing and Event Officer at Tŷ Hafan, said: “We are so grateful to all the fundraisers, volunteers and sponsors who supported our colourful Rainbow Run on Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was wonderful to see so many people supporting Tŷ Hafan. The funds raised will help Tŷ Hafan continue to provide care to families in communities across Wales and at our state-of-the-art hospice in Sully.”
Tŷ Hafan would like to thank Convey Law for sponsoring the event and GM Financial, One Stop and RWE Npower for sponsoring paint stations. The charity would also like thank Ajuda Events, Princes Gate and 9Bar for their donations towards the event.
Tŷ Hafan needs to raise £4m each year to support families in communities across Wales and at its hospice in Sully. To take part in a Tŷ Hafan event or to find out more information please click on the take part button.